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DUI checkpoint coming to Truckee on Friday

Another DUI and driver’s license checkpoint is scheduled for Friday.

Truckee police, Grass Valley police, and the California Highway Patrol are working to check for alcohol impairment and to make sure driver’s licenses are valid and up-to-date. The checkpoint will run from 8 p.m. to midnight, and will be the fourth and final checkpoint in Truckee this year.

Besides the usual screening for drug or alcohol intoxication, Truckee checkpoints have included a license check for about a year, said Truckee police Sgt. Ted Bier.



“We ask to see the driver’s license, inspect it, and if the driver doesn’t have it, it’s expired, or it’s been suspended, we have them pulled over,” he said.

Drivers who do not have valid driver’s license will have their vehicles towed and be cited or arrested, Bier said.



Expired licenses that have been renewed, but not received, can be checked by police at the checkpoint through the Department of Motor Vehicles, Bier said.

The cooperation among the police departments and CHP is part of a national and state campaign, said Truckee police Lt. Randy Fenn. The Grass Valley department is involved because a county-wide grant is funding the checks.

The $73,000 grant came from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

“The grant is for overtime pay, seat belt enforcement, DUI enforcement, checkpoints, education, and bicycle safety,” Bier said.


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